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Tri Chamber Holiday Mixer

Join us for a holiday themed, networking event and the unveling of the Tri-Chamber Alliance Promotional Video. The event will be held at Boston Pizza, Brookdale Avenue on December 13, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click here for link  



President’s Message

I’d like to begin with an update on the provincial government’s Bill 148, as some of you may be aware. Your Chamber’s efforts have paid off as through Bill 47, the government has repealed many parts of the original Bill, one that could have had a significant impact on business and in particular, the small […]



Shop local this holiday season

Shopping local this holiday season benefits the Cornwall economy in a variety of ways that stretch beyond the bottom line for area businesses. The 2018 Shop Local campaign launched today by the Cornwall Economic Development Department, Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Downtown and Le Village Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), highlights […]



Gerry Benson

The Chamber is deeply saddened with the news that prominent Cornwall business professional and Philanthropist, Gerry Benson, has died. Mr. Benson made a significant mark in Cornwall, both as the President of the Benson Group and through his amazing generosity in both time and financial support of many community initiatives. He spearheaded many community projects […]



Address Workforce Talent Shortage says OCC

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has heard from area businesses who report having difficulty finding employees with the skills and commitment to do the job. The Chamber has now learned that its Ontario counterpart is calling on all political parties to take action. In fact, it will be a key topic at the OCC’s upcoming […]



Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Mental health is becoming an alarming issue in the workplace and in communities across Canada. Your Chamber offers this backgrounder on the issue and can provide you with links to a number of resources. One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness every year, that’s more than seven million people. And, […]



Marijuana in the Workplace – It could impact your business

Legalized marijuana has the potential to be both significant and alarming for the Cornwall area’s business sector. Top concerns surrounding the impact of marijuana the workplace include: employees operating motorized equipment, disciplinary procedures, decreased work performance, and attendance. Ask yourself: • How will my employees be able to carry out their jobs? • Will their […]



A Profitable But Untapped Labour Source

Businesses with 20 or more employees were required, to file a 2017 Accessibility Compliance report by December 31, 2017. While the report focuses on accessibility for your clients, we thought you would be interested in the positive experience of a major Canadian firm that utilizes the disabled as part of its workforce. Sodexo, one of […]



Canadian Chamber Report – Federal Budget

The 2018 Budget presents many interesting measures, but does not address the fundamental issues facing Canada’s economy. That from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Canadian business asked the government to focus on fundamentals like the growing competitiveness gap, the need to attract more private sector investment and presenting a realistic plan to balance the government’s […]



OCC calls upon government to Rescind Small Business Tax

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is rallying the province’s Chamber Network in 135 communities to call on the Ontario Government to remove two proposed tax reforms from the 2018 budget, reforms that will cost employers nearly half a billion dollars in new taxes. The Ontario Government announced in its 2018 budget that it will […]



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